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RAF Benbecula airfield
Airfield Today:
Benbecula civil airfield
Tower Type:
Not known
Tower:
Not known
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
1936 to 1939, Pre-war civil airfield called Balivanich, used by Scottish Airways.
06/42 to 10/43, 206 Squadron formed here with Hudsons then Flying Fortress' on anti-submarine patrols.
03/43 to 10/43, 220 Sq
uadron Flying Fortress' from Aldergrove.
09/44 to 10/44, 179 Sq
uadron with Wellingtons from Chivenor.
09/44 to 03/45, 304 Squadron with Wellingtons from Chivenor.
03/45 to 06/45, 36 Sq
uadron Wellingtons.
1946, Airfield transferred to BEA for civil aviation.
RAF Benbecula airfield
RAF Benbecula airfield
Airfield:
Operational
Opened:
/1936
Closed:
/1946
Code:
BB
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - tarmac
Hangars:
10x - '1/2 T2'
County:
Hebrides
Location:
Isle of Benbecula
OS Ref:
NF787562
©:
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RAF Benbecula airfield
RAF Benbecula airfield
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